Graham Construction Corp. of Saginaw and Southern Florida is announcing its acquisition of Walker Design and Construction of Boca Raton, Florida. Walker is a leading design-build general contracting company serving south and central Florida for over 40 years. Divisions within Walker specialize in pre-engineered metal buildings and specialized aluminum fabrication/erection.
For over 30 years, Graham Construction has provided exceptional construction services throughout Michigan and has become an industry leader. The acquisition of Walker Design and Construction will continue Graham’s mission in its commitment to excellence and exceeding clients’ expectations.
“Our continued expansion in Florida allows us to provide products, services, additional professionals and economies of scale to the Great Lakes Bay area market and the state as a whole,” said Graham Construction President Grady Graham. “Our mission as a company is to provide the best possible service by employing ingenuity, top personnel and experience. The acquisition of Walker Design gives us new and expanded ways to continue to serve our customers effectively.”
Like Graham Construction, Walker Design and Construction is a full-service general contracting company that has erected millions of square feet of manufacturing and storage facilities, hospitals, schools, retail centers, agricultural facilities, sports complexes, business of ces and more. In addition, Walker is one of Florida’s largest contractors for pre-engineered metal buildings, manufactured Butler Building Systems.
Graham Construction’s ability to grow and expand to new markets is not only seeded in client satisfaction but also their loyal employees. Graham’s success has been largely attributable to the fact that their employees have been with the company on average for 14 years.
Sean White has been promoted to Vice President of Operations at Grahm Construction. White is a graduate of the Michigan State School of Construction Management and has worked for Graham Construction for more than 13 years. Sean started out as a laborer in 2005 and has worked through the ranks as a carpenter, project engineer, manager and estimator. Since joining Graham Construction, White has estimated and managed several notable projects including Central Michigan University’s Grawn Hall and Theunissen Stadium, several projects at Saginaw Valley State University, and the Marriott Hotel in Albion.
“Graham Construction is continuously looking for ways to expand and improve our contracting services to meet the evolving needs of our market,” White said. “I think that our vision and our top-notch workforce is what sets us apart.”
Patrick Graham launched Graham Contracting Corp. in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, in 2016. He has been appointed Vice President of Walker Design and Construction and will be working with Lee Walker, former owner and transition President. Patrick Graham is a graduate of Purdue University and holds dual Bachelor of Science degrees in construction management and building demolition. Patrick started out as a laborer in 2003 and worked through the ranks as a laborer, carpenter, project engineer, manager and estimator. Upon graduation, Patrick worked for Fort Lauderdale-based Baker Concrete, the largest concrete contractor in the world, estimating and managing several notable projects including the tallest building in Fort Lauderdale 100 Las Olas and the Hard Rock Cafe and Hotel in Miami. He continues to be involved in Graham Michigan.
“Sean and Patrick, along with current Graham managers Brooke Meunier and Matthew Kretz have the vision, dedication, education and experience to lead the Graham companies into the future while maintaining our commitment to excellence in customer satisfaction,” said Grady Graham.